Access to Nutrition Foundation
Our Access to Nutrition Indexes benchmark food and beverage manufacturers´nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
The Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNI) is an independent non-profit organization based in the Netherlands which is dedicated to objectively assessing and improving the contribution the private sector makes to addressing global nutrition challenges. The aim of ATNI is to drive market transformation to ensure half of all packaged food products sold by 2030 are sustainable, affordable and form part of a “healthy” diet. Nutritious and affordable diets enable optimal physical and mental development, underpin resilient societies, and alleviate the burden from diet related diseases. Through the development and delivery of accountability tools and strategies, ATNI improves market performance by challenging key actors in the food system- starting with industry- to accelerate access to affordable, nutritious food for all, especially for society’s most vulnerable. We catalyze change through effective collaboration with companies, investors, policymakers, consumer representatives and civic leaders.
ATNI launched its first Global Index in 2013. The idea was simple: 1) produce deep dive benchmarks assessing the performance of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers in providing nutrition to their consumers; and 2) work with them to improve their performance.
ATNI publishes global and country specific indexes, research projects on a range of nutrition topics and monitoring and accountability tools for third parties.
ATNI has refreshed its theory of change and is increasingly focused on how its research can act as a catalyst for market change within different stakeholder groups. To ensure our work can inform and drive impact, ATNI designs its outcomes to meet the needs of responsible investors, policy makers and consumer groups. We are increasingly contributors to, and convenors of, key debates that will shape healthy diets in the future.
Strong alliances and communication with stakeholders are an integral part of ATNI’s mission to drive market transformation. ATNI will continue to grow and mobilize its network to create dialogue and share knowledge across multi-stakeholder platforms about how to ensure access to nutritious foods and healthy diets for all.
ATNI is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO, Irish Aid, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Guys and St. Thomas’ Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.